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- n. Common misspelling of villainy.
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- n. See villainy.
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You know there are three sorts of scoundrels in the world; naïve scoundrels, that is, convinced that their villany is the highest virtue; scoundrels who are ashamed, that is, ashamed of their own villany, though they fully intend to persevere with it; and lastly simple scoundrels, pure-bred scoundrels.
Prudhomme came forward & told me they intended joining the Americans that they were free & not indebted I endeavored to reason with Mr. Montour but all in vain, the reasons he gave for his villany were the Company turned me out of doors they have £260 of my money in their hands which they intend to defraud me of as they have refused to give me interest for but they may keep it now for my debt & Prudhoms. which we have Contracted in the Columbia as for Clement he has a Balce. in the Compys.
I was bred up with him from my infancy, and we were hardly ever asunder; but it is very lately only that I have discovered half the villany which is in him.
What a libel is this upon the founder of their body, who spoke of slavery as "That execrable villany which is the scandal of religion and of human nature."
Struggles for Freedom; or The Life of James Watkins, Formerly a Slave in Maryland, U. S.; in Which is Detailed a Graphic Account of His Extraordinary Escape from Slavery, Notices of the Fugitive Slave Law, the Sentiments of American Divines on the Subject of Slavery, etc., etc.
This new monstrous villany which is now found out I do hate and detest, as I would look for the right judgment of God to fall upon myself, if I had but once imagined it.
It surely did not, in that case, prove a "villany" to Babylon.
"villany," and shows how the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against it.
Conclusive reward of high virtue is loving and crowning, not helping; and conclusive punishment of deep vice is hating and crushing, not merely hindering.]  Compare Chaucer's "villany" (clownishness).
On Tuesday, the latest run of a bloody pantomime played just south of the West End and entry was free so I decided to go along and sit in the cheap seats to watch four hours of classic Campbell villany.
To best understand/b/, recall the words of Obi-Wan Keobi: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany."
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